January 17, 2009

Paula Fouce is completing SONG OF THE DUNES. The crew was amazed to
find the caste system alive and well in 2008, although it was outlawed
in 1947. The film is an amazing tribute to the Untouchable musicians of
Rajasthan. Their spirit is kept alive through music.

More details about the film can be found at


Spirituality in 2008

April 30, 2008

Dr. Modi, president of Maha Bodhi society, asks for Indian citizenship for the Dalai Lama who agreed to become an Indian citizen. If the Dalai Lama gets citizenship, it would end the conflict on the Tibet issue, says Dr. Modi.

Khen Rinpoche

April 26, 2008

Khen Rinpoche, the Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India, has been staying with us for some days. When he came one rose bush which had no blooms, immediately got two perfect maroon colored roses that blossomed. As Rinpoche walked about the yard watering the grass, the birds would come and sit right where he had watered. It was quite precious to see this. His monastery is the seat of the Panchen Lama in exile, who the Chinese Government kidnapped about 15 years ago. The Panchen Lama has not been heard from since and no one knows if he is even alive.